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Sixty seconds on . . . long cold

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 09 October 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2336
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Don’t you mean long covid?

No. It looks like ongoing symptoms in the aftermath of an acute respiratory infection (ARI) may not be restricted to covid-19. Researchers have found that some people experience long term symptoms after infections such as colds, influenza, or pneumonia, just as they can after a bout of covid-19.1 But the experience of “brain fog” appears to be restricted …

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